19-21 October 2018, Galata Museum, Genoa, Italy

The first INTERNATIONAL SCUBA DIVING SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP, hosted by REEF CHECK ITALIA onlus in the beautiful setting of Genoa, will present the final RESULTS of the European project GREEN BUBBLES, together with lectures by KEY INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS from the different segments of the diving system.

Topics

  • Environmental, economic, social sustainability
  • In-depth analysis of the diving world
  • New products
  • New business models
  • Marketing strategies
  • Innovative approaches and tools
  • Citizen Science & Ocean Literacy
  • Quality labels
  • Diving safety
  • Commercial initiatives
  • Education
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Book of Abstracts
GB Workshop - Book of Abstracts.pdf
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Registration

Deadline for registration: until available seats

Email: workshop@reefcheckitalia.it

 

Registration includes:
Conference at the Galata Museum and coffee breaks, scientific diving and "dry" activities, gadgets.

Participants to the workshop will be entitled to buy an entry ticket to the Maritime Museum for 8,00 Euro instead of 13,00 Euro (ask for a voucher at the conference reception).

 

More details in the registration page


Venue

19-21 October 2018

 

Galata Museo del Mare

Calata de Mari 1, 16126
Genoa (GE), Italy

Seggested accommodations

B&B Hotel
Piazza Acquaverde 1, Genoa
Phone: +39 010 4030343

http://www.hotel-bb.com/en/hotels/genova.htm


Cit Hotels Britannia Genova
Via Balbi 38, Genoa
Phone: +39 010 2470800
http://www.cithotelbritannia.it/

Hotel Agnello d'Oro
Vico delle Monachette 6, Genoa
Phone: +39 010 7776393
http://www.hotelagnellodoro.it/genovacentro/

Comfort Hotel Europa Genova City Centre
Vico delle Monachette 8, Genoa
Phone: +39 010 256955
http://www.hoteleuropagenova.it/


Hotel Galata
Via Andrea Doria 4/a, Genoa
Phone: +39 010 261517
https://www.hotelgalata-genova.com/en-gb

Hotel Galles
Via Bersaglieri d'Italia 13, Genoa
Phone: +39 010 2462820
http://www.galles.it/en/


Speakers

(click on the name to know more on them)

 

Filippo Bargensi (Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy)

Carlo Cerrano (Polytechnic University of Marche and Reef Check, Italy)

Bina Champaneria (NHTV Breda, the Netherlands)

Pierre-Yves Cousteau (Cousteau Society, France) to be confirmed

Eleonora de Sabata (MedSharks & Clean Sea Life, Italy)

Murat Egi (DAN Europe, Malta)

Eliana Ferretti (Studio Associato Gaia, Italy)

Francesco Ferretti (Stanford University, USA)

Vinicius Giglio (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil)

Miguel Goncalves (Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Protected Area, Mozambique)

Chloe Harvey (Reef World - Green Fins, United Kingdom)

Moshira Hassan (Reef Check, Egypt)

Georg Heiss (Reef Check, Germany)

Carla Huete-Stauffer (Noctiluca Association, Spain, and Reef Check, Italy)

Serena Lucrezi (North West University, South Africa)

Martina Milanese (Studio Associato Gaia, Italy)

Danna Moore  (Project AWARE, USA)

Marco Palma (UBICA, Italy)

Ubaldo Pantaleo (UBICA, Italy)

Massimo Ponti (University of Bologna and Reef Check, Italy)

Monica Previati (UBICA, Italy)

Mark Powell (Dive Teck, United Kingdom)

Irena Radic Rossi (University of Zadar, Croatia)

Andrea Saayman (North West University, South Africa)

Melville Saayman (North West University, South Africa)

Marco Scholtz (North West University, South Africa)

Elmarie Slabbert (North West University, South Africa)

Dania Trespalacios (Reef Check Worldwide, USA)

Laurie Wilson (Blue Ocean Network, Canada)

Massimo Zarafa (PADI, Italy)

Silvia Zingaretti (Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy)


Final Programme

Friday 19th October

Conference at the Galata Museum

Time

 

Speaker

Title

 

8.30-9.00

Reception

 

9.00-9.15

 

Organizers

Nicoletta Viziano (Presidente Mu.MA - Istituzione Musei del Mare e delle Migrazioni)

Welcome to participants

 

9.15-9.30

 

Chair

Chloe Harvey (Reef World - Green Fins, UK)

Martina Milanese (GAIA, Italy)

 

Green Bubbles - the long way to sustainable diving

 

9.30-9.45

 

Serena Lucrezi & Marco Scholtz (North Western University, South Africa)

 

Scuba diving tourism systems and sustainability

 

9.45-10.00

 

Sander den Haring

(GreenWater, CORDIO, James Cook University, Australia)

Setting the Scene for Interpretation: the Salient Beliefs of Scuba Divers in the Mombasa Marine Park and Reserve, Kenya, When it Comes to Not Coming Near the Coral Reef Substrate

 

10.00 -10.15

Ubaldo Pantaleo (UBICA srl, Italy)

3D Mapping techniques for Citizen Science

 

10.15-10.30

Brianna Bambic

(University of Akureyri, Iceland)

Virtual Reality of Coral Reefs: Exploring Ecological Worldviews,

Environmental Attitudes, and Psychological Distance after an Immersive Virtual Experience

 

10.30-11.00

Mark Powell (Dive Teck, UK)

Applying a sustainable approach to diver training

 

11.00-11.20

Coffee break

 

11.20-11.35

Chair

 

Massimo Ponti (University of Bologna/RC Italy)

 

Carla Huete Stauffer (Noctiluca Association/RCI)

Divestat: combinig science and enterprise development!

 

11.35-11.50

Murat Egi (DAN-EU, Malta)

 

Citizen Science for safer diving: DSL and DSG

 

11.50-12.00

 

Guy Thomas (DAN-EU, Malta)

 

HIRA and DSO programmes - Identification and management of risk in scuba diving

 

12.00-12.30

Miguel Goncalves

(Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve, Mozambique)

The opportunity of Citizen Science projects to connect local people and diving system

 

12.30-14.15

Free time

 

14.15-14.30

Chair

Laurie Wilson (Blue Ocean Business Network, Canada)

Monica Previati (UBICA srl) and Eliana Ferretti (GAIA, Italy)

Building an ocean literate society – also through scuba diving

 

14.30-14.45

Carlo Cerrano (Polytechnic Univ. of Marche, Italy)

The dawn of Citizen Science and new professions in the scuba diving industry

 

14.45-15.00

Massimo Zarafa (PADI, Italy)

The contribution of divers to local coastal  management

 

15.00-15.15

Massimo Ponti (University of Bologna, Italy) 

Reef Check Med and ecosystem-based management

 

15.15-15.30

Lindie Du Plessis (North Western University, South Africa)

Business canvas for diving operations

 

 

Andrea Saayman & Melville Saayman (North Western University, South Africa)

The economics of scuba diving, case studies and the value of diving locations

 

16.00-16.20

Coffee break

 

16.20-16.35

Chair

Danna Moore (Project AWARE, USA)

Bina Champaneria (NHTV, Univ. of Breda, the Netherlands)

Sustainable business models for the scuba diving industry - the way forward

 

16.35-16.50

Eleonora de Sabata (MedSharks & Clean Sea Life, Italy)

Divers essential role in the Clean Sea LIFE project

 

16.50-17.05

Elmarie Slabbert (North Western University, South Africa)

Introducing the Green Bubbles Quality Label

 

17.05-17.20

Francesco Ferretti (Stanford University, USA) and Filippo Bargnesi (Polytechnic Univ. of Marche, Italy)

VIDEO CONTRIBUTION

Shark Pulse and the contribution of divers

 

17.20-17.30

 

Vinicius Giglio (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil)

VIDEO CONTRIBUTION

Potential impacts in marine life and management of recreational diving in Brazilian MPAs

 

17.30-17.40

Pierre-Yves Cousteau (Cousteau Divers, France)

VIDEO CONTRIBUTION

Title to be determined

 
 

 

Saturday 20th October

Conference at the Galata Museum

Time

 

Speaker

Title

8.30-9.15

Reception

9.15-9.30

Chair

Irena Radic-Rossi  (University of Zadar, Croatia)

Martina Milanese (GAIA, Italy)

Green Bubbles - main achievements towards sustainable diving

9.30-9.45

Marco Palma (UBICA srl, Italy)

From Citizen Science to management: Assessing scuba diving pressure on reefs communities at Ponta do Ouro

9.45-9.55

 

Francesco Ferretti (Stanford University, USA) and Filippo Bargnesi (Polytechnic Univ. of Marche, Italy)

VIDEO CONTRIBUTION

Shark Pulse and the contribution of divers

9.55-10.05

Vinicius Giglio (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil)

VIDEO CONTRIBUTION

Potential impacts in marine life and management of recreational diving in Brazilian MPAs

10.05-10.35

Laurie Wilson (Blue Ocean Network, Canada)

The Blue Ocean Business Network: achievements and new business models in the scuba diving tourism industry

10.35-11.05

Chloe Harvey (Reef World - Green Fins, UK)

Green Fins - Driving environmental sustainability within the global diving industry

11.05-11.25

Coffee break

11.25-12.00

 

Chair

Serena Lucrezi & Marco Scholtz (North Western University, South Africa)

Irena Radic-Rossi  (University of Zadar, Croatia)

The contribution of recreational diving to archaeological discoveries

12.00-12.15

Silvia Zingaretti (Polytechnic Univ. of Marche, Italy)

 

New mapping tools for Citizen Science

12.15-14.15

Free time

14.30-15.05

Chair

Serena Lucrezi & Marco Scholtz (North Western University, South Africa)

Danna Moore (Project AWARE, USA)

Underwater Citizens Science: A growing market & movement

15.05-15.40

Georg Heiss (Reef Check Germany) and Moshira Hassan (Reef Check Egypt)

20 years Reef Check activities in Egypt and Germany

 

15.40-16.15

Julian Hyde and Dania Trespalacios (Reef Check Malaysia and RC Worldwide, USA)

The Impact of Reef Check Citizen Science Divers on Marine Conservation

 

16.15-16.35

Coffee break

16.35-18.00

Chair

Eleonora de Sabata (MedSharks & Clean Sea Life, Italy)

Round table Towards a sustainable diving system. The challenge of a global commitment

 

Sunday 21st October

Activity options are reserved to workshop participants. Please, when registering choose no more than one scientific diving activity and one “dry” activity for each workshop participant.

Note: Only 4 places are available for each diving activity. Dry activities allow for 10 participants. Places will be allocated on a first come - first served basis. For specific requests, please contact workshop@reefcheckitalia.it

 

Scientific diving activities:

3D reconstruction of the Mohawk Deer wreck (sold out)

Participants will be trained to record videos to build 3d reconstructions of diving sites.

Required scuba diving certification 30 m or higher

Meeting time: 13.30 at Portofinodivers

Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova


Restoration of coralligenous habitat (sold out)

The EU project MERCES

Participants will visit experimental restoration areas and the main techniques to transplant sponges and coral will be shown.

Required scuba diving certification 30 m or higher

Meeting time: 13.30 at Diving Group Portofino
Santa Margherita Ligure
, Genova


Census of target species (1 place available)

Participants will be introduced to the main Reef Check Med protocols for the census of marine organisms.

Required scuba diving certification 20 m or higher

Meeting time: 13.30 at Diving Evolution

Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova


Fishing lines census (sold out)

Participants will be introduced to the main Reef Check Med protocols for the census of lost fishing lines and nets.

Required scuba diving certification 30 m or higher

Meeting time: 13.30 at Style Diving

San Michele di Pagana, Genova

"Dry" activities:

Seminar on Ocean Literacy, schools and diving
(Cancelled)

This seminar will present a number of practical initiatives to promote Ocean Literacy by bringing scuba diving into schools.

From 10.00 to 11.30, Via Jacopo Ruffini 13, Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova

Seminar on Citizen Science and diving
This seminar will present a portfolio of Citizen Science initiatives, with emphasis on their potential for research, society and the diving industry.

From 11.30 to 13.00, Via Jacopo Ruffini 13, Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova

 

Seminar - Green diving operations - 360° benefits
(Cancelled)

This workshop will present the benefits of green diving operations, followed by role-playing and an open floor discussion of the challenges and solutions by the participants.

From 10.00 to 11.30 at TEST CENTRE Dive System, Via Maragliano 33, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova

 

Seminar - Divers as stewards of the marine environment - which one are you and what are the benefits?
This workshop will include a lecture describing the main typologies of scuba divers as stewards of the marine environment and the positive effect of each typology in and outside Marine Protected Areas. The lecture will be followed by a practical group exercise in which divers will be asked to identify the typology they relate to and come up with ways to meet the goals set for that particular typology. The workshop is intended also as an exercise to understand the benefits (for divers and the environment) which each typology holds.

From 11.30 to 13.00 at TEST CENTRE Dive System, Via Maragliano 33, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova



Organizing committee

Carlo Cerrano

Eliana Ferretti

Serena Lucrezi

Martina Milanese

Antonio Sarà

Ubaldo Pantaleo

Massimo Ponti


Contacts




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Con il patrocinio del Comune di Genova

Si ringraziano


This project has received funding from the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 643712. This website reflects only the authors’ view. The Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.